Although travel season never really ends for me, it does have its busy and less busy times. I'm in the busy season now, traveling every weekend for the foreseeable future. Recently I worked with the Maricopa college system in Phoenix on redesign. It's interesting to see how large college systems work to implement change. There are always challenges to redesign; they just vary due to things like size, funding, culture, and facilities.
I've been speaking at a series of three sessions to educate faculty in Illinois on new pathways courses. We've had events at Southwestern Illinois College and Parkland College. Our remaining event is on March 2 from 10 am to 1 pm at College of DuPage. Any faculty or administrator in Illinois is welcome to attend and learn more about the types of pathways courses we're testing in Illinois, the data to date, and when we'll be voting as a state.
Intermixed with the Illinois events, I'm speaking on MLCS in Houston this week for TCCTA. Next month I'll be in Washington state (both Seattle and Spokane) for events to talk about pathways courses. Then it's on to ICTCM in Boston and then IMACC at Robert Allerton Park in Monticello, IL.
Throughout this time, I'm doing training workshops with schools as they plan pilots. Heather and I are working on the online course we'll teach on pathways this summer. Information for registration should be coming in the next month or so. Communication is often easier with face-to-face workshops, but it's hard to be everywhere at once. The online course will give us an opportunity to provide training for MLCS on a much larger scale and in the convenience of your own home.
Lastly, we are in the home stretch of finishing the book, Math Lit. A demo course in MyMathLab will be available very soon. We've already seen a sample of it and it's fantastic.
It's been a lot of work for me and many, many others around the country who are committed to providing new developmental math avenues for students. Seeing that work come to fruition is truly exciting. Hearing about students enjoying new courses and feeling success in a math class for the first time makes all of it worthwhile.
Math Lit Toolbox
- 2017 Webinar Math Lit 5 Years Later
- Math Lit Forum
- MLCS Book: Math Lit
- 2014 Math Literacy webinar (Youtube)
- Math Literacy Training
- 2013 MLCS Presentation: What is Math Literacy? (Youtube webinar)
- MLCS syllabi (objectives and outcomes)
- 4 Credit Hour Math Literacy Course Syllabi
- A Typical Day: Math Lit classroom videos
- Math Lit instructor support
- Math Lit FAQ's
- Implementing Math Lit Presentation (Youtube webinar, PPTs, & handouts)
- Implementation blog series